Highlighting storage space is one of the most important things you can do when selling your home. Unfortunately, it is often overlooked by sellers.
Overstuffed, unorganized closets subliminally speak volumes…. “not enough storage”, “lack of space” and this message can make a difference whether a potential buyer makes an offer on your home.
Here are a few closet tips you may want to consider before listing your home.
1. Make the best use of the space you have. Start by taking every single piece of clothing out of your closet. This will help you see how much excess clothing and accessories you have. If you haven’t worn something for a year or two, donate it to your favorite charity. Same applies to shoes, hats, belts, etc.
2. Paint. Just like the walls in the rest of your home, a fresh coat a paint does wonders to update your closet. Clean, neutral colors such as white, cream, or light grey are universally appealing. This applies to your closet walls, doors and trim.
3. Invest in good hangers. Buy quality hangars all in the same color. Purge your closets of wire hangars and be sure that all the hangars are pointing in the same direction.
4. Color Coordinate Clothes. This visual effect is astounding! Group all like-colors together to create a more cohesive look. Then, be sure to sort your clothes in zones, by type…. tops, skirts, pants, etc.
5. Small touches make a difference. Store shoes in plastic bins labeled with pictures for easy identification; add hooks for belts and scarves. Labeled bins, baskets and cubbies are a must, too.
Bottom Line: When your closets are clean and organized, you help potential buyers create an emotional attachment to your home.